G-Land News July 24th 2010 By Jarred Hancox
Its been a long time between drinks since I’ve been here again in G-Land, if 9 months can be classed as a long time? Everything seemed so familiar except I had forgotten so many of the things that make G-Land Bobby’s Surf Camp so special. Like how good the food tasted on my taste buds, how friendly and accommodating all the staff here are, the great vibe amongst all the crew in camp, and the peaceful serenity of the jungle.
After two weeks in Bali, I came overland with 3 of my friends from Taranaki, NZ – my home town. I was in fact supposed to come on the fast boat this morning, but last night as my friends were jumping into the overland bus, I was awed at how flash this new bus was. Deluxe seating, spacious, good air con, and only 3 of my friends in there, so while everybody else went on the fast boat this morning, I jumped aboard the good old fashioned overland, keen as to try out the new bus! One sleeping pill, a nightshade, earplugs and travelling pillow later, and it was sunrise at Grajagan Harbour, and we were shortly on a speed boat shooting across the bay to camp. The overland speed boat now has our fast boats old engines – 3 x 200hp V6 engines – which we replaced on the fast boat with 3 x 250hp 4 stroke engines.
I always love bringing friends to G-Land so they can experience what is on offer here, and they were not disappointed. The surf a solid 3ft on the sets all day, or head high, with a clean offshore wind. Uncrowded and fun up Kongs, Fan Palms & upper Money Trees, there were waves for all. I didn’t even surf today as I was happy just cruising and settling back into surf guide mode. My friend Kahn from NZ was stoked on the waves after plenty of frustratingly crowded surfs at Ulu’s lately, while his girlfriend Sammy & her friend Danielle had a great time snorkeling. Looks like I’ll be here most of the time for the next few months so hope you enjoy my internet reports! Good to be back…